Racing tips for Goodwood, Newmarket, Hamilton and Chepstow

SWINDLER won’t short-change his backers in the Unibet Stewards’ Cup (3.35) at Glorious Goodwood today.

The Ed Walker-trained sprinter had clearly got out of the wrong side of the bed when refusing to enter the stalls for the Silver Wokingham at Royal Ascot last month.

But there’s no doubt the son of Invincible Spirit is a smart performer when in the mood – as when bagging two six-furlong handicaps at Ascot last summer.

His return to action, when fifth at Newmarket in racing’s first week back from lockdown, was a tactical mess – but Swindler will be much more at home chasing a strong pace under jockey Louis Steward.

There is definitely the potential for further improvement from a horse who has had just seven career starts – and a British Horseracing Authority handicap mark of 96 looks within range.

KING’S ADVICE is the counsel for a repeat victory in the Unibet Summer Handicap (2.25) on the card.

This time last year, Mark Johnston’s six-year-old was in the form of his life – his success in this race made for an eighth win of 2019.

Since then, the son of Frankel has drawn a blank from his last nine outings.

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But there has been the odd bright spot – a second to Red Verdon in a Listed contest at Doncaster at the start of June being one – and the drought has seen King’s Advice sink down the weights to a British Horseracing Authority mark of 104.

That’s 4lb beneath the mark from which he won 12 months ago, and Johnston’s record at this meeting makes it worth chancing he has brought Joe Fanning’s mount back to form.

Saturday selections:

GOODWOOD

1.50 SALUTI

2.25 KING’S ADVICE (NB)

3.00 ENBIHAAR

3.35 SWINDLER (NAP)

4.10 MISTER SNOWDON

4.40 FOREVER FORWARD

5.10 ALWAYS FEARLESS

NEWMARKET

12.20 VALORANT

12.55 BALGAIR

1.30 BAARRIJ

2.05 SHE’S SO NICE

2.40 BAASHIR

3.15 COSMIC PRINCESS

3.50 MOONLIGHT SPIRIT

4.25 MAKE HASTE SLOWLY

HAMILTON PARK

4.30 OCEAN STAR

5.00 MUTAZAWWED

5.30 EDGEWOOD

6.05 AL MANSOURA

6.40 EL ASTRONAUTE

7.15 GEORGE MALLORY

7.45 FLYING MOON

8.15 PEERLESS PERCY

8.45 SPIRIT OF SARWAN

CHEPSTOW

4.20 BIRD FOR LIFE

4.50 SPICE WAR

5.25 SCARLET RUBY

5.55 DESERT DESTINATION

6.30 EL PATRON

7.00 GORDONSTOUN

7.30 GOLD ZABEEL

8.00 OUTER SPACE

8.30 AMAZON PRINCESS

DOUBLE: SWINDLER and KING’S ADVICE

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